FETTE, John (d.c.1433), of Huntingdon.
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Bailiff, Huntingdon Mich. 1420-1.1
A butcher by trade, Fette played a leading part in the affairs of the borough of Huntingdon, and put in a fairly regular attendance at the parliamentary elections held there between 1411 and 1429. He is described on the last of these occasions as ‘senior’, which suggests that he left a son or other kinsman of the same name to succeed him. Fette was involved in a number of local property transactions, although it is now hard to tell when he was acting on his own behalf or when he was discharging the duties of a trustee. He witnessed deeds for such influential neighbours as John Abbotsley*, John Bickley* and John Colles*, being last mentioned when, in July 1432, he attested one of the latter’s many conveyances of land. He was dead by March 1434, the date of a sale of a messuage in the parish of Holy Trinity, Huntingdon, which had once been in his joint possession.2